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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Surgery

A Longitudinal Analysis of the General Surgery Workforce in the United States, 1981-2005
Examines the supply of general surgeons per capita from 1981-2005. Includes information by rural/urban location, age, and gender.
Author(s): Dana Christian Lynge, Eric H. Larson, Matthew J. Thompson
Citation: Archives of Surgery, 143(4), 345-350
Date: 04/2008
Type: Document
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Rural Surgical Practice: A Personal Perspective
Discusses rural surgery from the perspective of a rural surgeon. Covers the challenges, rewards, and need for planning.
Author(s): Tyler G. Hughes
Citation: Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons, 92(2), 12-17
Date: 02/2007
Type: Document
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The Role of the Rural General Surgeon in a Statewide Trauma System: The Wyoming Experience
Examines the role of general surgeons in Wyoming to demonstrate how important general surgeons are in rural trauma care.
Author(s): Blaine J. Ruby, Thomas H. Cogbill, Ronald S. Gardner
Citation: Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons, 91(4), 37-40
Date: 04/2006
Type: Document
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Scope of Services Offered by Critical Access Hospitals: Results of the 2004 National CAH Survey
Examines how Critical Access Hospital (CAH) services have changed over time, based on 2000, 2002, and 2004 survey data. Discusses the role of network affiliations in service changes and reasons for reported service expansions.
Author(s): David Hartley, Stephenie Loux
Date: 03/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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Financial Incentives for Rural Hospitals to Expand the Scope of Their Services
Examines the financial incentives that rural hospitals have to conduct surgery and treat more complex medical conditions. Evaluates whether rural hospitals that offer broader services are more profitable than hospitals with very limited inpatient services. A low-volume adjustment considered by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commissions (MedPAC) is discussed.
Author(s): Jeffrey Stensland, Michelle Brasure, Ira Moscovice, Tiffany Radcliff
Date: 06/2002
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Nebraska Oral Surgery Map
Shows oral surgery state and federal shortage areas.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Nebraska Office of Rural Health
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Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Regulations and Notices
Lists federal regulations and notices related to the Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System, including information on annual payment rate updates. Contains copies of proposed and final rules, along with any relevant corrections, as published in the Federal Register.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Nebraska General Surgery Map
Shows general surgery state and federal shortage areas.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Nebraska Office of Rural Health
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HCUPnet
Online tool for accessing Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project data. Provides access to health statistics for hospital inpatient, emergency department, and ambulatory surgery settings. Also provides access to population-based healthcare data by county and for the U.S.-Mexico Border Region. Includes data on diagnoses and procedures, quality indicators, and all stays.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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